Research 360

Read the latest blog posts on ACA's strategic focus in research.

Interested in contributing to the research blog? Contact research@ACAcamps.org.

 

old tree in the middle of the woods
March 30, 2020

Picture this: You notice that a small sapling you planted a while ago is at last large enough that it no longer requires stakes to stay upright. It takes two hands to wrap around its now-sturdy trunk, and the branches, in midsummer, provide shade... Read More

group of campers surround tires
February 4, 2020

Helping Kids Change Their Stories — A Taste of Camp Measurement North of the Border is a short blog series that explores Tim Hortons Foundation Camps’ summer and school programs and their approach to impact measurement and camp research. The... Read More

January 6, 2020

Through our ongoing efforts to inform and continually improve, we’re building a multi-faceted approach to collecting camper impact data and feedback. 

Staff in a group hug
January 6, 2020

As camp directors, we instinctually know that the experience is much better without smartphones and technology, but what do the campers themselves think?

Photo courtesy of MedCamps of Louisiana - staff talking with camper in wheelchair
December 9, 2019

This is the third post in the blog series Helping Kids Change Their Stories — A Taste of Camp Measurement North of the Border.

Silhouette of a camper and horse at sunset
November 25, 2019

Helping Kids Change Their Stories — A Taste of Camp Measurement North of the Border is a short blog series that explores Tim Hortons Foundation Camps’ summer and school programs and their approach to impact measurement and camp research. The... Read More

campers
November 11, 2019

This blog post is the first in a short series that explores Tim Hortons Foundation Camps’ summer and school programs and their approach to impact measurement and camp research.

Campers throwing powder up in the air
October 21, 2019

That question was one that I and my collaborator Leila Bighash sought to help answer in our recent study, recognized at the ACA National Conference with the Eleanor P. Eells Award for Research in Practice.

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